Minneapolis NAACP Condemns Yanez Acquittal in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile The Minneapolis NAACP unequivocally and in the strongest possible terms condemns the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez on all charges related to his killing Philando Castile during a traffic stop. This decision clearly illustrates the implicit bias and systemic racism that permeates our … [Read more...]
A space for information, press releases, news bulletins and tidbits etc. straight from the organizations. The MSR is not responsible for the accuracy of the information presented here.
Please contact the organizations with any questions or concerns.
Aspiring to pursue what she describes as new adventures, former Director of Public and Media Relations Marsha Pitts-Phillips announced her retirement from Greater Twin Cities United Way capping just over a decade of leadership in communications, public and media relations service with the nonprofit. Her tenure included serving as a strategic communications advisor, and … [Read more...]
Sharon Smith-Akinsanya, the former regional development director for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is pictured above with the incoming area development director for UNCF, Laverne McCartney Knighton. Knighton, who is well known within the philanthropic community, will take over the local office for UNCF in June. Smith-Akinsanya, president and CEO| of the Rae Mackenzie … [Read more...]
Program aims to reduce higher-education achievement gap in Twin Cities If there is one gift we could give teens for their future, most people agree it would be a college education. But for too many hard-working youth, college seems beyond their reach. In an effort to help reduce the education and prosperity gap in Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas will open The … [Read more...]
Metro State and Hopkins collaborate to get more teachers of color into schools An ongoing effort by Metropolitan State University and other groups to increase teacher diversity in Minnesota will see fruition with the signing of an agreement that will ease barriers of entry for prospective teachers of color and place them at work in Hopkins Public Schools. Currently, … [Read more...]